Saturday September 19, 2020

Development opportunities to be found among the rooftops

Living over the shop is taking on a new meaning as developers start to add new storeys over shopping centres that can accommodate large numbers of apartments and offices

13th September, 2020
The Frascati shopping centre in Blackrock, Co Dublin: at least 45 apartments are to be built on top of the building

A combination of housing demand, lighter weight construction methods and changes to planning guidelines has seen a number of landlords, investors and developers seek to add extra storeys to existing buildings rather than demolish and rebuild.

We are also seeing the emergence of what may become a new trend in the Irish market – the sale of air rights. This would allow developers to purchase the right to build over an existing property.

John Bruder,...

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